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Patrakis
09-09-2008, 11:36 PM
Well, i've finally decided to participate in a challenge. The theme inspired me and i decided to try something completely new for the occasion. I don't know what it's gonna finally look like but i'm sure i'll have fun.

So this is a very preliminary map but it is advanced enough to post my entry i think.

I'll update as i go along i guess.

Hope you all like what i come up with :)

NeonKnight
09-10-2008, 02:37 AM
I like the map so far. Looks pretty spiffy. I am waiting to see where you go with this.

Redrobes
09-10-2008, 07:22 AM
Thats a great map Patrakis. Hope you don't mind me posting a smaller version of it here so that we have something for the thumbnails to use. Ill add you to the burgeoning list. Were nearly at a record now. Great stuff.

Steel General
09-10-2008, 07:29 AM
Yet another different look...cool! Looking forward to seeing where this goes.

jezelf
09-10-2008, 08:40 AM
I like that. nice colours

Patrakis
09-10-2008, 12:13 PM
I don't mind at all the thumbnail, i just didn't know how to make it :)

Thanks for the praises.

Just this morning, before going to work, i had an idea that bothered me all night. Tried it this morning and something really nice came out of it. I can't wait to show you guyz.

Pat

delgondahntelius
09-10-2008, 03:40 PM
oh sure.. keep us in suspense.. that's just cruel....

you can save your file as jpg or png to use as an attachment ... .what are you using to make the map? Illustrator?

Patrakis
09-10-2008, 03:55 PM
Hello Delgon...

Sorry for the suspense :) I'm very enthousiastic about this :)

What i posted so far is all done in Illustrator but the final version will use Sketchup Pro also. That's what i was tested this morning. I'm trying to use the sandbox tools of sketchup to drape my map over a 3D TIN terrain to get the elevation feel. I am currently testing ways to extrapolate contour lines from a TIN terrain using sketchup. I still need to experiment a bit but i am begining to really love what google created with this sketchup program. It's really powerful.

Anyway... more later...and i hope i can deliver :)

Pat

delgondahntelius
09-10-2008, 04:38 PM
I don't know what version of Ilustrator you're using but to save it so you can post it here, you can do so from the FILE>Save for web & Devices command.... then just choose PNG or JPG ... make sure you use the crop function to encompass the map, where your crop edges are, is where the boundries of the jpg/png file will be.
Make sure its under the jpg/png file limits for the board (jpg/png 4.77mb)

I've been messing with sketch up pro a bit... it does have some interesting applications for mapping ... hope it all works out then you can show us how to do it :D

dorpond
09-11-2008, 09:25 PM
Very awesome approach with this map. I will be curious to see what you come up with!

Patrakis
09-12-2008, 12:02 PM
I just used PDF as default so i haven't tried a jpg attachment. Had i known it was that easy...well, next version will be in jpg.

Thanks Dorpond...next version this weekend. Big week at work :(

Pat

Patrakis
09-14-2008, 12:10 AM
Ok, this is not yet the update with Sketchup but there is enought changes to let you see the evolution of the map.

I think this is my first attempt at a cartoony look :) It's funny when you start a project and have no idea where it's going to lead!

Still having fun :)

Pat

Patrakis
09-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Hi guyz,

I'm affraid i wasn't able to find a way to use Sketchup on a map of this scale to show the effects i wanted to try. So my submission will be my 2d map i showed earlier.

I'm a little bummed out by the results but that is the best i could do with the time that i had.

So the last entry will be this one.

Good luck to all.

Pat

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mmmmmpig
09-25-2008, 02:38 AM
I love the non-rendered colors of this. very very clean